Literally meaning "notebook" and published by the Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM) High Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) Composition Department, it is a journal dedicated to the Theory and History of Architecture, fundamentally modern and contemporary. Teaching and research papers are compiled in it for the benefit of resident students and professors alike, as well as for any interested collectives outside the school body such as scholars of the particular themes talked.
Unlike other publications or its kind, the Cuaderno de Notas has a flexible and variable format, with the papers incorporating synoptical tables specially elaborated for the journal, annotated translations of texts not published in Spanish and, of course, conventional articles as well.
Papers submitted by doctoral students, when of particular interest, may also be included.
Cuaderno de Notas fullfils all the scientific publication criteria adopted by the Spanish National Agency for the Researching Activity Evaluation (CNEAI).
It is included in the following data base and platforms:
- REDIB(Iberoamerican Net for Innovation and Scientific Knowledge). Includes the former e-Revistas (Open Acces Platform of Spanish and Latinamerican Online Scientific Journals) of CSIC.
- Dialnet, Spanish data base of Scientific Journals. La Rioja University.
Inclusion accepted (progressive updating in online data bases) in:
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Columbia University N.Y.
Only for research articles from number 15 onwards
Articles received (total) 67
Articles accepted (total) 26.............index of acceptance 39%
Articles rejected (total) 41.........rejection index 61 %
Articles from Drafting Committee members 0 / 26 0%
Articles others than Drafting Committee members 26 / 26 100%
Articles received (last issue) 22
Articles accepted (last issue) 9.............index of acceptance 41%
Articles rejected (last issue) 13..........rejection index 59 %
The period of admission of works is open during the whole year. The deadline will be always April 15th for every new number. Since the day after the deadline till next April 15th in the following year can be sent contributions for the next issue and so on. When a monographic or special number is programmed, it will be announce in advance.
Publication rules: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Besides the usual one-time features, Cuaderno de Notas has been presenting a number of theme series through the succesive publication of related articles.Our most important theme series so far have been the following:
- Picturesque Garden and Architecture
- The English House
- The Deutsche Werkbund
- Modern Dutch Architecture
- Brutalism in Architecture
- Julius Posener Lessons on the History of New Architecture
Cuaderno de Notas deliberately maintains a modest but carefully elaborated format, and a limited print-run. The journal is rigorously put together on the basis of high academic criteria, and distinguishes itself through an insistence on originality and depth. Though much included in course reading lists, therefore, it does not intend to be a mere compilation of course notes.
Our "notebook" neither aims for a larger readership nor is it particularly interested in following the latest debates. As a publication whose mission it is to provide foundations and references, it focuses instead on topics and events of a relatively non-current nature.
Cuaderno de Notas is now on its sixteenth issue (see previous numbers). So far it has been made available in all the Architecture and Art History Schools of Spain, as well as in the libraries of Architectural Associations and other Cultural Institutions.
Its editors have established a regular exchange with the magazine Espacio, Tiempo y Forma of the UNED´s Faculty of Art History, and abroad with the Architecture Schools of the Netherlands, Italy and several Latin American countries.
For the time being Cuaderno de Notas is distributed on a very limited basis. A few copies of the current issue are on sale in the ETSAM´s publications shop, Mairea. For back issues contact Mairea (Tel: 91.5493538 Fax: 91.5492590 email: email@example.com) or our contact adress.
Rafael García García
Rafael García García
José Manuel García Roig
Robrerto Osuna Redondo
Manuel de Prada Pérez de Azpeitia
María Teresa Valcarce Labrador
José Ramón Alonso Pereira
Juan Calatrava Escobar
J. Antonio Cortés Vázquez de Parga
Peter Blundell Jones
Manuel J. Martín Hernández
Josep Maria Montaner Martorell
Victor Pérez Escolano
The journal in its entirety is available online as digital edition (in POLI-RED UPM) in the following address (http://www.upm.es/institucional/UPM/Biblioteca/RecursosInformacion/polired)
Moreover a selection of articles is available when you click in previous numbers. Due to server memory limitations only a part of the total contents have been transferred.
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura
Departamento de Composición Arquitectónica
Avenida Juan de Herrera n.4. 28040 Madrid